Tewksbury Youth Soccer strives to provide a safe, enjoyable soccer experience for the youth of Tewksbury

Tewksbury Youth Soccer League
Parent’s Code of Conduct
Inappropriate conduct by parents and other spectators has become an increasing problem for youth sports organizations. To deal with this problem in an effective manner, TYSL has adopted the Parent’s Code of Conduct which is detailed below. We have also adopted the Zero Tolerance Policy for violators of the Code of Conduct. The TYSL board urges all of you to take these policies to heart so that we will all have a safe and enjoyable soccer experience.
Parent’s Code of Conduct
1. Applaud good plays; don’t dwell on bad plays.
2. Children imitate their parents. If you are disruptive or act inappropriately, your child, and possibly others, will act in a similar fashion.
3. The stands/sidelines are not a place to shout personal instructions.
4. Respect the coach’s decision and abilities. Don’t force your kids to decide
whether to listen to you or to the coach.
5. Stress fair and sensible play. Nobody needs to get hurt because someone is
not playing by the rules.
6. Stress the long-term importance of practice over the short-term excitement of
7. Stress the importance of teamwork.
8. Never lose sight of the fact that you are a role model.
9. Don’t yell if your child makes a mistake. Point out what they do well. Positive
reinforcement goes a long way.
10. Take time to learn the rules of the game.
12. Remember that coaches and members of the board are volunteers.